Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

If you’re passionate about improving the state of the criminal justice system as a whole, our department welcomes you. We know studying Criminal Justice is about more than just public safety, as we teach innovative ways to approach public policy and justice in an ever-changing America.

About Our Program

Our Criminal Justice program is designed for career-seeking students like you! The purpose of the program is to produce critical thinkers who are knowledgeable, communicate effectively, work collaboratively and adapt to changing realities and circumstances. We strive to familiarize students with facts, concepts and knowledge affecting the development of public policy, justice, security and public safety in America. Critical thinking skills, leadership, communication skills, the ability to integrate ideas and a commitment to lifelong learning are primary outcomes. More importantly, the curriculum promotes ethical behavior in applying skills and academic knowledge to practical situations. With this understanding, students are encouraged to think creatively in exploring ways to promote public safety, prevent crime and improve the state of the criminal justice system overall.

What Could You Do?

Nonprofit Manager
Loss Prevention
Corporate Security
Private Investigator
Government Administrator
Corrections Officer
Probation Officer
Law Enforcement Officer
Federal Agent

Degree Offerings

Social Sciences Department

Bachelor of Arts Degree, B.A.
Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Minor

Program Faculty

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Ann Olson


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Jose Salcedo

Administrative Assistant/Chalk & Wire Specialist

Blake Slonecker

Blake Slonecker

Associate Professor of History

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Greg Sutterlict

Dir, Center for Language Revitalization & Preserv

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Steven Trotter

Adjunct Professor, Humanities

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Winona Wynn

Mellon & Leadership Alliance Coordinator